Churchill and Eden Governments 1951 – 55

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Churchill and Eden Governments 1951 – 55

 

Churchill was 77 when he became PM for the second time and in many was he was a figurehead.

health was failing and he was incapacitated by a stroke for months in 1953,

 

However, his government introduced a number of important developments;

  • Rationing was ended.
  • Steel industry was denationalised.
  • Conservatives committed to building 300 000 new houses a year.
  • Labour’s economic policies were accepted.
  • Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne.
  • Britain’s first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Ended the Korean War in 1953

 

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